2014 BMW 320i – Review
2014 BMW 320I is a new addition to the BMW 3 Series. The car brings along added performance and efficiency, and boasts of affordability. So, all the BMW fans should have a look at the new 320I. The car is on sale in USA for a starting price of $33, 445. 2014 BMW 320I uses a 1.5 or 2.0 liter inline-four engine that produces 180horsepower and a torque of 200 pound feet of torque. The BMW 320I is expected to go from 0-60 miles-per-hour within 7.1 seconds. The top speed of the car is 130 mph. The 320I has an impressive fuel efficiency of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon in the highway. The torque peak of the vehicle is at a range of 1,250 rpm to 4, 500 rpm.
The new model of BMW will come with features like Xenon headlamps, heated seats and steering wheels, split-folding rear seats, moonroof, and an advanced navigation system. In addition to these, there are certain sporty additions to the all new 2014 BMW 320I. For example the 18-inch alloy wheels in summer tires, sport suspension, an advanced top speed limiter, a funky steering wheel, and an impressive anthracite headliner. The interior of the car is majorly designed in beige and black.
Choosing the right model – You can buy the 2014 BMW 320I based on transmission. You can either choose the model with eight-speed transmission or can choose the six-speed one. However, if you choose the eight-speed transmission vehicle, you will get the option of all-wheel drive system. But, if you choose six-speed transmission will only have the option of rear-wheel drive. With the six-speed transmission, the car can attain a fuel efficiency of 34mpg on the highway.
Safety and Design – Even with loads of advanced technology being applied to the car, it has not gained a lot of weight but, a meager 100kgs. This lightweight and agile car is sharper on the front end as compared to its former models. The car looks stylish with crisp headlights and silver “eyelids”. There are lots of intricate details to the design of the car done in silver and black. The taillights have also been upgraded along with the rear bumper bar. The bar has itself been upgraded with new reflectors. The design of the car has been made to improve its aerodynamic efficiency.
When it comes to safety, the 2014 BMW 320I has been awarded for getting five stars in safety parameters, by the ANCAP. The BMW comes with switchable traction and stability control. In addition to that, the other safety features include eight airbags, automatic headlights, and BMW’s own Active Protection feature. The Active Protection feature allows closing of windows and tensioning of seat belts automatically when the integrated safety system senses that an accident is imminent.
The tires – The tires of 2014 BMW 320I are little soft in terms of sidewall stiffness. When there is a swift directional change, there is a little squirm and twist. However, you can expect impressive chassis dynamics and handling of the car.
The suspension and brakes – When it comes to suspension, you can say that it well manages to absorb the undulations of the road. Thus, a ride around the town on the new 2014 BMW 320I is both comfortable and fun.
As for the brakes, there are no zero brake fade or slacking of the pedal. When compared to other sports variants in cars, the BMW boasts of having the best braking systems.
You must remember that the new 2014 BMW 320i is perhaps the most fuel-efficient, powerful, and technically and aerodynamically efficient cars ever made by BMW.